Buckle up ladies and gents. It’s time to go on an adventure.
Heavy metal is like air to me. If I can’t find good heavy metal, I literally feel like there is a massive void in my heart that nothing can replace until I get what I am looking for. Boy did I find it in Cry My Name! They have everything I want in a Screamo/Metalcore band so, let’s hop into it.
Cry My Name hails from Germany, and I am just blown away with the amount of pure, raw talent these dudes have. I have started falling in love with bands from other countries and these guys take the cake. I have had the opportunity to listen to some of their older work compared to this new album Reflections, releasing on April 21st, 2017. This is on the other end of the spectrum. It’s got a fresher sound, but it’s way heavier. There is raw emotion and power in each lyric.
What I like about the album is the cohesiveness in the order of songs. It definitely feels like a story is being told whilst not losing the overall heavy feel of the album. Everything is absolutely perfect.
Their song “Recover” is my favorite song on the album because of the different riffs, and also how it goes from soft and melodic, to heavy. It’s very reminiscent of Bring Me The Horizon. The other thing I absolutely love about this song is the spoken lyrics. It almost reminds me of how Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda added his twist into the band by rapping. It was pure genius then and it’s pure genius now.
This band right here gets the Lateefah Stamp of Approval. I can see myself driving down I-95, top down and just speeding (SAFELY) down the road with Cry My Name blaring in my speakers. This is a band that can get me amped for the day, because sometimes you need that extra push.
Reflections comes out soon, so while you’re waiting to pick up your copy, feast on their newest video off their upcoming album.
This is “Recover.”